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Poster: gang1027 Date: Feb 27, 2010 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: calling all heads please help

thanks for taking my question seriously, and i completely understand that sentiment, i believe that feeling is quite widespread....i personally dont like comparing the grateful dead to any of the post jerry incarnations or w/e u want to call them

but i agree...'72 is the year i cant stop listening to and i dont think john k (as great as he is with furthur) will ever get back to those glory days, but is that really their goal, i dont know

as much research, personal and from others, i have done leads me to believe many people are in it for the scene as opposed to the music which i understand but dont completely agree with

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 27, 2010 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: calling all heads please help

Hey Gang--looks like you're getting plenty of replies, but don't neglect that search approach for ooodles more.

I can tell you I am one that was NEVER into it for the scene; my immediate friends, yes, but none of the rest. Music, music, music!

I fit a fairly typical pattern, though probably more for the older folks here: teenager in late 60s, introducing to SF bands via older brothers...loved them with the albums first, of course, and then started going myself in HS in 74, and stopped going in 82 when I felt the scene was too big, and the music dropping off in quality. Sorta put them on the back burner for 20 yrs, but came back with the digi age in the past 5 yrs, and this place in particular to be more into the music than ever before. Early era only for me these days: 65-71.

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Poster: groovernut Date: Feb 27, 2010 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: calling all heads please help

sounds like a generational thing... by the time I was old enough to go the times had changed things substantially.
In many ways I envy the older generation, except now they like totally ancient!

Hey btw, you gotta realize that by the late 80 and 90's the scene was way bigger than the music. It was natural to be drawn to the scene since it was overshadowing the music. In the 70's I imagine this was not quite the case.

In the end all roads lead to the archive...back to the music.

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Poster: gang1027 Date: Feb 27, 2010 10:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: calling all heads please help

interesting insight....... i was born in '87 so i missed well basically the whole damn thing...could be a blessing in disguise i suppose...do you or anyone else think the overwhelming growth of the scene had anything to do with the drop in quality or should that be blamed on jerrys deteriorating health and so on?

a point ive never thought to explore until now

thank you very much

also in my opinion i think the scene now cares less and less about the music and more and more about the party...which saddens me...my favorite thing to do is listen to the old hippies because the seem to have a very deep understanding of the whole

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Poster: Stargazin Date: Feb 27, 2010 11:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: calling all heads please help

hey gang 1027, the music is what got me into it. Born in 1976, so when I was 15 I got into American Beauty, Live Dead, Skullfuck. The best shit I had ever heard. What was that? 1993? Good shit, good music. Those were good times. The scene was a huge bonus. That was also the time when raves were starting to go off. Let me tell you, I have been going to shows for a long time and the one constant is the people who come for the music, keep coming. There are many stories of course. Let me tell you my perspective of the last 2 years of Jerry shows was pretty much colored by being that age, going on 18, and the power of what I saw and experienced at those shows was very formative. The music at those shows in 94-95 did, however, mostly suck except for Drums which was amazing at every show I saw regardless of how much Jerry bagged the whole thing. He did have his moments though. I heard a fabulous first-set Jerry in 1993. And one of the more epic moments was So Many Roads at RFK in 1995. In my opinion the last really magically epic moment, if not Unbroken Chain in Philly in the spring of 95, was Terrapin in Pittsburgh that summer at that amazing rain show. You see, the Dead were always about magic and when it was there, it was there and you knew it. Like this last weekend at Radio City Music Hall, Phil and Bobby brought it. And we brought it too. So it's good to just go to a show and get it on. That's what I learned then and it's still true now. Enjoy!!!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 28, 2010 12:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: calling all heads please help

Glad to hear you came on board then!